PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project

Find community, referrals to services, advocacy, safer sex and harm reduction materials. Weekly drop-in Wed. 2 to 5 pm. Monthly "Real Work Group" for current sex workers, led by current sex workers.

298 Gerrard E, 2nd floor, 416-964-0150, maggiestoronto.com

 

Sex Professionals Of Canada (SPOC)

Volunteer-run activist network engaged in advocacy and education and working toward the decriminalization of all forms of sex work in Canada.

416-880-6034 or email welcome@spoc.ca

 

Streetlight Support Services

Provides exit program for individuals wanting to leave the sex trade industry. Counselling services, workshops, advocacy and more.

674 Markham, 647-627-4471 streetlightsupportservices.ca

 

SERVICES/HEALTH DROP-INS

Covenant House Toronto

Canada's largest homeless youth agency providing trauma counselling and supports for youth 16-24. We also provide 24/7 crisis shelter, longer-term residential program, education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, and job training.

20 Gerrard St. E., 416-593-4849

 

Elizabeth Fry Toronto

Provides programs and services, community support and transitional residence for women who have experienced homelessness and who are (or at risk of being) in conflict with the law.

215 Wellesley E, 416-924-3708, efrytoronto.org

 

LOFT Street Outreach Services (S.O.S)

Services for the homeless in York Region. The Crosslinks van operates 7 days a week from 2 to 9 pm. Mental health and nursing assessment/care, crisis support, intervention and prevention, condoms, needle exchange, survival supplies and transport for first-time access to shelter.

1-866-553-4053

 

FCJ Refugee Centre

Temporary shelter, legal assistance, medical appointments and more for women and refugee claimants.

208 Oakwood, 416-469-9754, fcjrefugeecentre.org

 

519 Church Street Community Centre

Thurs 6-9 pm drop-in. Weekly outreach for trans sex workers.

519 Church, 416-355-6792, the519.org

 

Health Bus Services for Sex Trade Workers

Wednesdays 5 to 9 am. Nursing care, hygiene supplies, information and referrals. Call for downtown stop locations. 416-324-4170

 

Parkdale Community Health Centre Knowledge and Power of Women

Drop-in group for women-identified sex workers and/or substance users. Information, access to health care, counselling, food, peer support, bad date reports, harm reduction.

pchc.on.ca    1229 Queen W, 416-537-2455

 

Regent Park Community Health Centre

Sex Workers Women's Drop-in Thurs 9 noon. For women who engaged in sex work and/or women using substances. Information, access to health care, food, laundry and showers. Counsellors on site for "bad date" reports, individual support and information.

465 Dundas E, 416-203-4506, regentparkchc.org

 

Scarborough Hospital – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Medical assessment and treatment. Psychological and social support. Collection of medical and legal evidence at request of client. Daily 24 hour service.

3030 Birchmount, 416-495-2555

 

Sherbourne Health Centre – WINK (Women in Need Klinic)

Wednesday 9 am to 11 am. For homeless, marginalized women including trans women and sex trade workers. Health care, support, food and toiletries.

333 Sherbourne, 416-324-4180, sherbourne.on.ca

 

Sistering 24/7 Drop In

A trans-inclusive low-barrier drop in providing programs, services and supports to homeless and precariously-housed women including hot meals, showers, clothing, laundry facilities, crisis intervention and trauma-informed counselling, harm-reduction support and supplies, onsite primary healthcare, onsite psychiatrist, housing and social services referrals, employment support.

962 Bloor W at Dovercourt, 416-323-6040

 

Women's College Hospital – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Medical assessment and treatment. Psychological and social support. Collection of medical and legal evidence at request of client.

76 Grenville, 416-323-6040

 

CRISIS LINES

Chrysalis Network

National Human Trafficking Counselling Hotline. Daily 24-hour service. Free confidential; telephone counselling and support by trained trauma counsellors.

1-866-528-7109

 

Toronto Police Sex Crimes Investigation Unit

416-808-7474

 

Source: Now Magazine